March 29, 2014
When playing the casino game of video poker players need to be careful when thinking they have the best hand. Be careful and wait for all the cards to be been given out. You may have been dealt two pocket kings, but do not realize that the person next to you was just dealt two pocket aces. It has been said that this is not a common occurrence in regular poker but I have seen it many times in online poker.
Another good strategy for online poker is to only go in a hand when you have something good. Many online players decide to just go in just to see if they get lucky. Going in when you do not have the cards is never a good idea. When playing poker you should only go in when you have good cards.
When playing online its easy to get distracted. Make sure you have scheduled quiet time for your game. Put the kids to bed, turn off the TV and do not surf the Internet while playing. These things can make you lose hands because you are not paying attention to what is happening. All online games will have a sit out option. You should use the sit out option as often as you need until the distractions have passed and you can concentrate.
Remember do not go all in every time someone at your table does. People go all in for all kinds of reasons, know yours! Going in because someone keeps taking the ante is not a reason. Putting all your money in means you cannot back out, you must be sure and poker is not a sure bet. At best its a 50/50 shot.
Do not bluff people in online Poker. Bluffing is very risky and will very often backfire. Putting in a lot of money just to make someone go out is not a good decision because you never know who is sitting there with pocket aces.
Try to know your opponent. You may not be able to see the other players but you can get an idea of how they bet. If you are watching other players and they fold every hand and than one hand they bet a lot, they probably have something. If you have been paying attention you will notice their bet and fold.
Another strategy is to pay attention to not only your cards but pay attention to the cards on the table. If you have two pair and there are four spades on the table, think, can someone else sitting at this table have that fifth spade? Look at all the cards on the table and think about what others could have versus the cards you are holding.
Lastly, and I cannot stress this enough. When sitting home at the computer playing video poker, do not drink! This is a very way strategy while other may not have all their senses you will. It is easy to get comfortable and grab a beer or glass of wine, but remember you are playing to win. Drinking will cloud you judgment. You will always play better sober.